UPDATE: Bond changed for student arrested for threat against GWHS

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 2/23/18 @ 3:36 p.m.
The student charged in making a threat toward George Washington High School appeared in Kanawha County Magistrate Court on Friday.

Corey Duff, 18, is charged with making threats of terroristic acts.

On Friday, during a preliminary hearing, the magistrate said there is enough probable cause to send his charge to the grand jury.

Duff's bond was also changed to $50,000 property with the condition of home confinement.

Charleston Police last Thursday, Duff posted a video to Snapchat that showed himself holding a gun. The gun appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol with an extended clip.

Police say the video shows Duff seated in a vehicle as he is displaying the pistol by pointing it at the screen and holding it upside down to show viewers the extended magazine.

The video is captioned with "plenty for errbody," according to police.

UPDATE 2/16/18 @ 11:15 a.m.
A student is facing a charge after a threat was made at George Washington High School.

Corey Duff, 18, of Charleston, is charged with threats of terrorist acts.

Charleston Police say just after 9 p.m. Thursday, Duff posted a video to Snapchat that showed himself holding a gun. The gun appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol with an extended clip.

Police say the video shows Duff seated in a vehicle as he is displaying the pistol by pointing it at the screen and holding it upside down to show viewers the extended magazine.

The video is captioned with "plenty for errbody," according to police.

Police say Duff started a mass panic as he is a student at George Washington High School.

Police say his arrest has nothing to do with the first possible threat that was made on Wednesday.

Police will be at the school throughout the day Friday as a precaution.

Duff's bond is set at $50,000 cash only.

UPDATE 2/16/18 @ 9:15 a.m.
A student has been arrested after a threat was made at George Washington High School.

According to the Charleston Police Department, Corey Michael Duff, 18, has been arrested and charged with threats of terroristic acts.

Police say Duff is a student at George Washington High School.

According to police, this is in connection with the threat that was made against the school on Thursday.

Police say his arrest has nothing to do with the first possible threat that was made on Wednesday.

That threat was unfounded and no charges were filed.

Police say Duff posted a video on the social media app 'SnapChat.'

Details of what that video consisted of have not been released.

Police will be at the school throughout the day Friday as a precaution.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.

UPDATE 2/15/18 @ 11:15 p.m.
Police and school officials have been notified about another threat to George Washington High School.

The information late Thursday night marked the second consecutive night a threat has been made.

A threat made Wednesday night proved to be unfounded.

Extra precautions will be taken again Friday, including extra law enforcement presence at the school.

Meanwhile, school is on a normal schedule.



UPDATE 2/15/18 @ 11:19 a.m.
Charleston Police say they have completed their investigation into a social media threat at George Washington High School.

Police say no criminal charges will be filed in the incident that happened Wednesday evening. They say the threat of a school shooting appears to be unfounded based on their investigation.

For the rest of the school day Thursday, the school resource officer and extra uniformed police patrols will be at the school to alleviate any concerns.

Briana Warner, a spokesperson with Kanawha County Schools, told WSAZ earlier that the student in question is not at school Thursday.

UPDATE 2/15/18 @ 7:45 a.m.
Students and faculty at George Washington High School arrived Thursday to a large police presence after a threat was found on social media.

The threat was discovered on Wednesday evening.

At least six or seven cruisers are at the school Friday, along with officers, including Charleston Police Chief Steve Cooper. Charleston Mayor Danny Jones also made an appearance at the school.

A spokeswoman for Kanawha County Schools says law enforcement is investigating and the person responsible has been identified.

Chief Cooper tells WSAZ a GWHS student was involved in the incident. Numerous people reported it to police.

Briana Warner with the school system says the student in question is not at school today and she says the threat itself is still under investigation.

At this point, no other information is being released.

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ORIGINAL STORY
Members of law enforcement will be at George Washington High School Thursday morning as a precaution after a threat was found on social media.

A spokeswoman for Kanawha County Schools says law enforcement is investigating and the person responsible has been identified.

Charleston Police say there will be a heavy police presence, including the chief himself.

The spokeswoman says that all necessary precautions are being taken to prevent the threat from occurring.

No other details are available.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.




 
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